This story comes from European pianist Dominik Falenski, who was born in Berlin and is now based in Denmark where he is finishing his Masters degree. He begins by talking about how he came to be a pianist and then describes different experiences that have shaped how he views his career both now and into the future. Another resource to compliment this one is ‘Careers panel: How did you get here?‘.
Other resources to compliment this one include ‘Getting what you want in music I‘, ‘Getting inspiration from others‘, ‘Career story: Trying things out‘, ‘Career story: Following your passion‘, ‘Career story: Orchestral life‘, ‘Career story: Finding the sparkle‘ and ‘Career story: Filling in the gaps‘.
This resource introduces students to the idea of the ‘teaching artist’ by telling the story of a partnership between highly successful professional musicians, Four Nations Ensemble, and school children. Another resources to compliment this one is ‘Volunteer challenge‘.